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Believe it when I see it.
I'll only see Red Dawn if they undo the shameful act of digitally changing the invaders from China to North Korea. The roided (allegedly) swimming girl can be one of the paratroopers.
Review: 'Total Recall' A Derivative, Dim & Substance-Free Remake | The Playlist
A pastiche of almost too many movies to count as a remake of just one, “Total Recall” is mindless, middling fare that fails to utilize – much less expand – the provocative concepts at the core of its iconic 1990 predecessor. Len Wiseman, whose “Die Hard” sequel effectively betrayed every one of the central tenets of that franchise (save for the casting of Bruce Willis), applies his personality-free technical proficiency to a re-imagining whose focus on what’s cool in the moment consistently undermines what any of it collectively means, not to mention why the hell audiences should care. Passable but uninspiring except for a standout performance from the never-better Jessica Biel, “Total Recall” plays directly into the hands of metaphor-wielding critics eager to highlight how a movie about a man recovering his memory can manage to be quite so forgettable.
Review: Colin Farrell in Total Recall remake delivers modest action movie pleasures
The moments where the film tries to play with Quaid's feeling of being trapped in a nightmare, unsure what's real and what's not, are some of the most effective, just like in the Verhoeven film. I just wish there were more. I wish they actually, in either film, created the feeling that reality really was up for grabs, and that everything might be a psychotic reaction to a chemical process gone wrong. There's a certain point in this film where there's just a tipping point of evidence that removes the ambiguity, and I think the Verhoeven film is so smarmy about wanting to have it both ways without really earning it that I can't enjoy the perfunctory gesture.
Technically, the new "Total Recall" is handsomely made, and the cast does exactly what they were hired to do. I think Wiseman's gotten better and better at staging large scale high velocity action of a certain type, and younger audiences who go simply for an action film, who have no real expectations based on the older film, are probably going to walk away happiest. I thought Farrell did just enough at suggesting the Quaid that I am interested in for me to enjoy the film superficially. It doesn't stick, though, and a premise like this should stick. It's not enough just to be well-made and noisy… when you've got material this rich, you owe it to the audience to make the smartest possible version and to really have some fun with it.
Dunno. Said TR remake seems lacking of the fun of the previous. Meh.
And you Arnold haters are lame.
He is a bad actor, but pleases, well, some audiences, not so much Californians voters.
I didn't vote for him though.
And Paul Verhoeven is such a fun director. You hear him talk and his energy is through the roof. And Michael Ironside the tough guy actor is in the original too. And Sharon Stone to a lesser degree. Ha!
Dunno, saw the original at the Theater as a younger Orphy and had such a fun a time, I just don't see how this will even match up.
But I am still giving the Robocop a bit more of review.
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Pretty much.Once again, Josť Padhila adds somebody talented and interesting to his cast
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This cast has officially reached ridiculousness. Even if the material is lousy the acting should bump it up considerably.